Twin Forks (band)
Twin Forks performing in 2015
|Origin||Boca Raton, United States|
|Labels||Dine Alone Records|
|Associated acts||Dashboard Confessional, The Narrative, Bad Books|
Twin Forks is an American Americana, folk rock band from Boca Raton, Florida, started in 2011 by Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever). They are currently based out of Nashville, TN. The band's current members are Chris Carrabba, Suzie Zeldin, Ben Homola, Jonathan Clark, Shawn Zorn, Kelsie Baron, and Kimmy Baron (commonly referred to as The Baron Sisters). Twin Forks have released one EP, titled Twin Forks, and a full-length album also titled Twin Forks.
The band was formed in the wake of Chris Carrabba's desire to form a band based in classic folk, country and roots music
Chris contacted Suzie Zeldin (The Narrative), Ben Homola (Bad Books) and Jonathan Clark to help in the production of his acoustic, solo album "Covered in the Flood". Carrabba asked Zeldin to sing back-ups on his cover of "Long Monday," and Clark to help him record/produce it in his small studio. Carrabba and Homola had been talking about playing together for a while, so he invited the drummer to join the developing project. Twin Forks made their debut at the SXSW festival in March 2013. The band spent a year in a garage rehearsing to in order to develop the project and release a free EP.
Twin Forks was formed in the shadow of Dashboard Confessional's current touring hiatus, following an active period of 10+ years. "I love Dashboard. I love Further. I love my bandmates in those bands, and I don't have any plans to not do those bands with those guys, but (Twin Forks) is where my heart is and where my creative reward is coming from right now," said Carrabba for an interview in Billboard regarding Dashboard and Further Seems Forever.
In the summer of 2013, Twin Forks released a free EP via digital download entitled "TOUR EP Vol. 1" featuring four songs. The band had previously offered this EP at their live shows since their debut.
Twin Forks has evolved as a live band to include Kimmy Baron on backing vocals, Kelsie Baron on mandolin and Shawn Zorn on drums.
Twin Forks EP (2013)
On September 17, 2013, Twin Forks released their first EP Twin Forks on Dine Alone Records. It received positive reviews from Billboard and Alternative Press. The EP was premiered at Purevolume, streamed for free listening and a digital download of one song was distributed for free. Following the release of the EP, the band began a tour from September to the end of 2013. On January 1, 2014, Twin Forks announced plans to release their debut album.
Twin Forks (2014)
The band's self-titled debut full-length album Twin Forks was released on February 25, 2014, through Dine Alone Records.
Style and influences
Twin Forks are most often described in the genres of country music-folk and Americana music, featuring combined male-female vocals. The band has cited their influences as old country artists, classic folk and roots music.
- Chris Carrabba – vocals and guitar
- Suzie Zeldin – vocals and mandolin
- Ben Homola – drums
- Jonathan Clark – bass
- Shawn Zorn – drums
- Kelsie Baron – vocals and mandolin
- Kimmy Baron – vocals
- Sara Ellen – vocals
- Official releases
- Twin Forks biography – Twin Forks
- Ottawa Citizen Dashboard Confessional founder brings his new folksy, Americana band to Zaphod's
- Chris Carrabba Follows His Heart With Twin Forks: Exclusive EP Premiere – Billboard
- Twin Forks members of Dashboard Confessional, The Narrative, start fresh – TheKey
- Twin Forks stream debut, self-titled EP ahead of fall tour – Alternative Press
- Stream New Self-Titled EP From Chris Carrabba's Twin Forks; Download Opening Track "Back to You" For Free! PureVolume
- Chris Carrabba and Suzie Zeldin talk about Twin Forks, Dine Alone and new album Front Row Live
- CWTV Reign Music Twin Forks
- Premiere: Debut album from Chris Carrabba's Twin Forks